FILE - In this file photo of May 24, 2013, repairs continue on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach in the Queens borough of New York. Superstorm Sandy hit the Rockaways hard last fall, flooding homes and ... more 
FILE - In this file photo of May 24, 2013, repairs continue on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach in the Queens borough of New York. Superstorm Sandy hit the Rockaways hard last fall, flooding homes and stores, eroding the beach in some spots and destroying the boardwalk, but subway service has been restored, small businesses are reopening, and the beaches are attracting plenty of visitors. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mary Altaffer, File
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 4:47 PM EDT